Monthly Archives: March 2012

Filtering WordPress Search Results by the Page Post Type

Tacking a post_type parameter to any search URL in WordPress filters the search results by a post type. For example: http://example.com/?s=speak+easy&post_type=events Will return only events which include the terms speak and easy. But when setting the post_type parameter to page, something unusual happens. … Continue reading

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WordPress.com Gamification

When publishing a post on WordPress.com these days, authors receive a new sidebar alongside their post. The most interesting feature in this sidebar is a game-like progress bar. Arbitrary goals are now being set on WordPress.com to encourage blogging. Publish … Continue reading

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Old Bit, New Bit

The Greeks used fire beacons at the time of the Trojan War, in the twelfth century BC. A bonfire on a mountaintop could be seen from watchtowers twenty miles distant, or in special cases even farther. … The meaning of … Continue reading

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